Benghazi, Sandy and being 'Presidential'
So why is it so important for Obama to look presidential all of a sudden? After all, isn't he the president that saved America from an historical economic disaster? Isn't he the president that saved the auto industry? Isn't he the president that fixed health care? Isn't he the president that put five million people back to work? Isn't he the president that stopped the rise of the oceans and healed the planet? And isn't he the president that won the Nobel Peace Prize just for being president?
With all his grand accomplishments over the past four years, you would think that Barack Obama had cornered the market on being presidential, but he hasn't. Why else would the liberal MSM go out of their way to attack Mitt Romney for pitching in to help in Sandy's wake? Does the MSM think Romney might get caught looking presidential and somehow up-stage Obama? Surely the MSM knows that anyone with a lick of sense would know the difference between a mere wannabe like Mitt Romney and the famed historic president Barack Obama.
No, the real reason why the liberal MSM needs Obama to look presidential now is because he showed America exactly what kind of president he truly is after the Benghazi terrorist attack. And the more information that comes out about Benghazi, the more Americans don't like the president they are seeing. In fact, had it not been for Sandy diverting attention from the Benghazi story, Obama's approval numbers would probably still be plunging.
As I stated before, it's hard to screw up as president when confronted with a natural disaster. (Unless you happen to be Republican in the cross-hairs of the liberal MSM) But when two high profile incidents like Benghazi and Sandy happen so close together, it's easy for the average Joe to compare and contrast the president's actions in handling both of the incidents. And in these two cases, the presidential contrasts in Obama's actions will speak volumes to the American people.
In politics timing is everything, and the timing of Benghazi, Sandy and the presidential election will prove to be the downfall of the Obama re-election campaign.